There's something for everyone for $1,000 per month. Each of the following six cities has its own appeal with many choices depending on whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown life or calm suburban living. Here we compare apartment living for six cities. From Austin to Brooklyn, you might be surprised by what you can rent for $1,000. (Learn more about the benefits of renting in Take Advantage Of A Housing Crisis - Rent!)

  • Austin, TX
    Hudson Miramont, owned by The Gables is located in central Austin. A two bedroom, two baths, 1122 square feet unit is available. The complex offers: remote controlled access gates, a fitness center, swimming pool, internet access in common areas, onsite or in-unit laundry, putting green, ceiling fans, and oval garden tubs.

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  • Denver, CO
    Enjoy high-rise living at The Seasons of Cherry Creek in the trendy Cherry Creek neighborhood. Denver prides itself on being a walker's city. Many locations are rated based on amenities within walking distance using The Seasons of Cherry Creek scores 97 out of 100 points for shopping, dining, parks and entertainment all less than a mile's walk. The upscale apartments in The Seasons of Cherry Creek feature granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, and Berber carpet. There are multiple floor plans with varying square footage. Experience mountain views in a studio or 1 bedroom apartment up to 769 square feet. The complex has a fitness center, concierge service, wi-fi internet access in common areas. The property is considered a "green building" because it was constructed with locally manufactured recycled materials and offers energy efficient appliances. (Learn more about living green in Building Green For Your House And Wallet.)

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  • Portland, OR
    Only minutes from downtown Portland, The Village at Lovejoy Fountain has easy access to the light rail system. It is only a five minute walk from WaterfrontPark which has many shopping and dining choices. Hiking and bike trails are also nearby. The apartments offer views of the WillametteRiver or the downtown skyline. Choose a one or two bedroom apartment from 670 to 950 square feet with a washer & dryer, granite counter tops, and a balcony. There is gated garage parking, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a courtyard with flower boxes and a fountain.

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  • Chicago, IL
    Live in the heart of Chicago at River Park North. The location has a walkscore of 98 out of 100. Everything from restaurants to theaters to shopping to nightclubs is less than a mile's walk from this central location. But, there's no need to leave the property for the basics because there is an onsite grocery store & dry cleaner, a fitness center with a pool, and an internet café. This high-rise offers enclosed garage parking and onsite Zip cars. The building is also close to the rail system. Choose a studio or convertible unit from 430 to 593 square feet.

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  • Atlanta, GA
    Live close to trendy Buckhead with upscale shopping, dinning and entertainment. Rent a 1000 square feet 2 bedroom 2 bath unit at The Pointe at LenoxPark. Each apartment includes an alarm system, a washer & dryer, and a balcony. Some apartments also have fireplaces. The complex offers a business center, a fitness center, and a pool.

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  • Brooklyn, NY
    Live in a studio apartment on
    Queens Blvd

    in Forest Park, NY. The rent includes utilities. The apartment is close to the subway and garage parking is available to some units. The apartments have hardwood floors. Some have washer & dryer hookups and there are laundry facilities on the premises. Pets are welcome.

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The market for apartments varies with the local economy, but location and amenities are usually the biggest selling points. Renters can get the most for their money by prioritizing apartment features. For all areas, the best advice is to negotiate. (For more on renting, check out Easy Ways To Cut Rental Costs and To Rent Or Buy? The Financial Issues.)

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